The Long Term Effects Of A Ketogenic Diet

The Long Term Effects Of A Ketogenic Diet

There aren’t many studies around about the long term effects of a ketogenic diet. Your unique body chemistry dictates how you’ll respond to eating this way.

If you’re reading this, you’ll probably already know what a ketogenic diet is but I’ll copy here a very simple explanation from Marcelo Campus MD

In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar. This comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies. This  process is called ketosis. Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again. 

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A Vegan Keto Journey 3 (Kathy’s)

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So here we are into week 3, how do I feel? Well, lighter that’s for sure!

I definitely have more energy and don’t feel hungry during the day after breakfast, sometimes I forget to eat.

Pea ProteinIt’s important to make sure I’m getting all the nutrients I need so have to make sure I at least have a green smoothie. I bought some Pea Protein which is low carb but ups all those amino acid building blocks (protein).

I’m working on creating more vegan keto recipes which I’ll gradually add to the recipe section. This takes a long time! Measuring the ingredients, writing everything down, taking pictures, then adding to the blog.

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